Linked by Jeremy Wells on Tue 8th Feb 2005 08:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu For over six years I have been hunting for a Linux distro that would allow me to replace my Windows installation. I've tried many versions of RedHat and Mandrake, and more recently, Gnoppix, Kanotix, Ubuntu, Fedora, and Knoppix. In my evaluations, I would start with high hopes that the latest and greatest distro would install smoothly, support my hardware, and create a genuinely usable system, but none of them really worked--until now. I recently came across the first distro that satisfied all my requirements: Ubuntu.
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Horses for courses
by nick on Tue 8th Feb 2005 10:27 UTC

I had very pleasant experiences with Ubuntu when my Aunt wanted me to build a new system for her and I told her it was now against my religion to install Windows on any machine ever again ;) It installed perfectly and detected all the hardware except for the HP PSC 1210 which worked after some tweaking. As a die hard Debian man myself, I feel the distro takes nothing away from Deb which is, as already mentioned, a server distro. But it's like I tell all these distro bashers - horses for courses people. Just because you'd never use something yourself or are annoyed at its shortcomings, it may be perfectly suited to someone else. Ubuntu, really hits home with it's appearance, and the reviewer (I think) was referring to its mac-esque appearance out of reverance for OSX which (come on people) really does look totally schmick compared to everything else. So give it a whirl, and if you don't like it, use something else and keep your mouth shut.